Joseph Henry House

Princeton University campus, Princeton, New Jersey

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Description 

This was the home of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), who did important research in the field of electromagnetism and served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1846-78) and President of the National Academy of Sciences (1868-78). Henry lived in this two-story brick house while he taught (1832-46) at what became Princeton University. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 12, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000464
NR name
Henry, Joseph, House
Areas of significance
Science; Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Institutional housing
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1832; 1846